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Posted: 2/15/2012 3:35:01 PM EDT

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:40:20 PM EDT
Scooter power!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:40:43 PM EDT
It'd be one of the things I'd get if i picked-up a big lottery.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:47:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:55:01 PM EDT
My favorite plane ever.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:58:30 PM EDT
Heinemann's Hot-rod
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:01:19 PM EDT
You may see some in action soon if Argentina keeps pushing the wrong buttons regarding the Falklands.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:05:42 PM EDT
Scooter power!

Top speed as a 747
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:21:04 PM EDT
I have a certified welding business and we cater to the aviation industry. We were called out to do a job at a local place that does a Top Gun type school for foreign pilots. This particular A4 was purchased from the Israeli Air Force. I asked to see any applicable repair data and manuals. Everything the had was in hebrew.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:34:25 PM EDT
Scooter power!

Top speed as a 747

  True,but considering they barely missed the Korean War,sunk modern warships at 30 years old,flew in Desert Storm and are still are in service,they're easily one of the most successful planes ever.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:36:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:40:01 PM EDT
It'd be one of the things I'd get if i picked-up a big lottery.

Me too. One of the Mongoose variants used for aggressor training. Uprated engine and stripped down to lighten it up.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:41:55 PM EDT
Not my favorite aircraft, but I've always thought they are pretty damn cool.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:45:54 PM EDT
pretty cool, until ya gotta climb in the intake to remove the generator and constant speed drive for it.....FULL OF SUCK!!!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:46:15 PM EDT
I loved it when the Blue Angels used to fly them.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:46:28 PM EDT
In my youth those were overhead night and day.  We lived under Final Approach every damn place we lived.  

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:47:49 PM EDT
I loved it when the Blue Angels used to fly them.

Always have wished I could have seen a Scooter performance.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:50:07 PM EDT

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:56:39 PM EDT
Cool plane and I appreciate them more now than I once did.  The one time I saw one close up at an airshow, in the late '80s, I didn't even realize what it was at first––a later(?) version, it had the humpback on it, which threw me for a loop.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:20:47 PM EDT
Hung many nucs on those along with tons of conventional bombs.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:42:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:45:45 PM EDT
Viper approves of this thread.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:45:58 PM EDT
Yep––VA-45 , Blackbirds out of Cecil–– one hell of a bargain for Uncle Sam
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 6:09:06 PM EDT
A4 Skyhawk
Designed to deliver a tactical nuclear weapon, the lightweight delta winged A4D Skyhawk single seat attack bomber weighed in at 15,000 pounds gross weight and 7,400 pounds empty.

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